Wyoming Arts Council

UW celebrates twenty-five years of traveling art

The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s outreach programs, the Ann Simpson Artmobile and the Regional Touring Exhibition Service are celebrating 25 years of service to the State of Wyoming. “The Ann Simpson Artmobile is an art museum on wheels,” said Wendy Bredehoft, education curator. It is a key outreach program for the University Art Museum. According to Bredehoft, “Ann Simpson’s vision of bringing original art to every Wyoming community – no matter how remote – is a reality with the Artmobile.”

The Ann Simpson Artmobile exhibition, The View from Here: Art by Women Working in the Rocky Mountain West, offers a variety of subjects, media, and creative approaches through artwork by women from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. It will premier at the 2007 Summer Teacher Institute and be used as the primary resource material for teachers attending in the institute. “Teachers will explore the new artwork and use it as inspiration for developing curricular units for their classroom,” said Bredehoft. Teachers will implement the curricular units they develop in their classrooms over the next two years as the Artmobile visits each participant’s school.

The Ann Simpson Artmobile program also launches its 25th year with a new curator. Beth Weztbarger is a University of Wyoming graduate with a BA in fine art/printmaking. Wetzbarger joined the museum staff in late July.

The Regional Touring Exhibition Service brings original art to communities across Wyoming. Scheduled in libraries, community center, galleries, and museums, as many as seven exhibitions are available. Subjects range from western art to contemporary art and are drawn from the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s collection or borrowed from living artists. For more information on the Regional Touring Exhibition Service, please contact EK Kim, collections manager, at (307)-766-6634 or museumek@uwyo.edu

The Artmobile Program has openings for additional visits to schools and communities. For more information and to schedule a visit, please contact Beth Wetzbarger, Artmobile Curator, at (307) 399-2941 or

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